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Trip Fontaine – Lilith

Posted on: December 12, 2007

Youth desperation and life in the suburbs (a place where a teenager really can find out how nice it is to own a guitar) always have been a drive for melancholic and desperated music, Trip Fontaine mixed this desperation with an angry attitude and intermitted melancholic melodies by forward looking moments of hope. Screamed vocals sometimes destroy this hope and the complex song structures are rebuilding it step by step. It´s rock music, but Trip Fontaine break open the boundaries of the genres, post-At-the-Drive-In, Fugazi influenced post-rock with screamo remnants and the will to explore new shores – you can´t categorize their ecstatic music with one of the typical key words. After three demos and good responses in their region around Frankfurt/Germany the band – named after the person from Jeffrey Eugenides´ novel “The Virgin Suicides”, which gained mainstream interest with the film adaptation by Sofia Coppola – released their debut “lilith” on a very very small independent record “company”, which today even any longer doesn´t exist. But even with a insufficiently promotion the record recieved good critics and soon the small, but in comparison much bigger indie “Redfield Records” rereleased the “lilith” record. From that re-release on Trip Fontaine got more and more attention in Europe, touring in Germany, Italy, Austria and Switzerland extended their fame as a good live band. In spring 2008 Trip Fontaine are going to release their second record.

In their own, not very serious words:

Trip Fontaine invented themselves by accident a while ago and are a) very close, b) very shambolic (in a tight-as-rude-things sort of way, though), and c) very shouty. They are a ROCK BAND – yes – they are NOT urban. An iconic, five man strike force on twenty-first century apathy, undoubtedly. If you book them at your ethnic-soulful-funk fest they will scare the chickens and rape your ears. Be warned. Petite Müller, Louis Kahn and Gilbert Saar are Trip Fontaine (among others). And Trip Fontaine are your musical salvation darlings. Just like the original pop star himself, they come from the Holy Land, have killer charisma and are gonna take you down. In a beginning they were mainly inspired by dancemusic and their fantasies about huge clubs where nothing was forbidden. Fantasies because they were too young to be allowed into to most of the cool clubs. They were left with the radios weekly dancemusic-feature bootlegged to cassette-tapes. You could hear that in their 2002 promo. Yet somehow the music lifts the mundane teenage neuroses into something strangely grand, beautiful, and universal. A twelve-legged whirlwind of glitter-punk riffs and aviator shades. They have already amassed a rock’n’roll charge sheet to die for, but more crucially, they’ve given rock’n’roll a much needed shot in the arm without resorting to heroin chic or cosying up to the media. Trip Fontaine love to write promo sheets.

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5 Responses to "Trip Fontaine – Lilith"

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great band.
activate the link again!

reupped! enjoy felix

Could you upload it on another site? I can’t download it.

yes, it´s down again because zshare lost all data some weeks ago and all older uploads were gone, but at the moment I can´t reripp and reupload this record, because I´m changing my resident and won´t have access to the trip fontaine cd for some months, sorry!

the last album from Trip Fontaine you can get here:

it seems as if I was the only blog to present this one, maybe you find it anywhere else or a reader of urbanology will reupp it and is going to post it here, sorry once again, it is an awesome record

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